2015 Four Roads 'Old Vine' Grenache
Colour Deep plum red.
Nose Aromatics of raspberry and red fruits with a hint of herbs.
Palate Fine tannins and mouth filling flavours are balanced to make this wine approachable. Complex spices, savoury fruits and delicate vanilla oak, and fruit concentration from the old wines.
The winter in 2014 was wetter than usual which resulted in well soaked soils. From August to early January it stayed dry with above average temperatures. Flowering started earlier than average and the grape set was even, but our vines had low bunch numbers. Veraison started normally but accelerated with a mini heatwave early January. Throughout January, 40mm of rain fell, double the average, but very helpful to freshen up the vines. Ripening continued with warm dry days and cool nights and we started harvest with the Verdelho on the 9th February, the earliest on record.
TA 6.0 g/L
Cellaring 3 to 7 years